Gabriel shuddered and trembled with his beloved Master as he suffered his temptation of the cross.

He heard every cry that was wrung from his holy throat.  He ached with every spasm that wracked that holy body as it bore the anguish and sweated and fought the great battle within.

Gabriel wanted to be there with him, to comfort him, to give him strength.  He wanted to fly to his side in a blazing comet of Divine help, to knock Satan out of his voyeuristic trance and kneel there beside his beloved Master.

Suddenly his wish was fulfilled and he felt the Presence within give him leave.  Immediately he was there beside him, soothing him with words of comfort.


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The Temptations of the Cross by Bert A. Amsing
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